College to host peace activist

Rosalie Riegle

Rosalie Riegle

Peace activist and oral historian Rosalie Riegle will discuss the importance of activism during a free presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 in the Mitchell Auditorium.

She will give a talk titled "Crossing Lines, Doing Time." Riegle taught English and Women's Studies for 33 years at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, where she co-founded two Catholic Worker houses. She has taken part in nonviolent resistance actions and has been arrested for activity in Nebraska, Nevada and Washington D.C.

Her recent oral histories are "Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family and Community" and "Crossing the Line: Nonviolent Resisters Speak Out for Peace."

Her appearance is part of St. Scholastica's Alworth Peace and Justice Lecture Series, and is presented in partnership with St. Scholastica's Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum.

The theme for this year's Peace and Justice speaker series is "Is Violence Inevitable?" The speakers are exploring the history of violence from an interpersonal level to war between nations. Refreshments are served after each talk.